Ran out of diesel how to start it

Tiny
JKELSO31
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Ran out of diesel
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 AT 10:04 AM

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Tiny
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You need to bleed the system. To bleed the fuel system, first make sure fuel filter is full. You can fill with diesel if it is empty. Using a wrench, crack open injector fuel line for the number one injector and turn the engine over. This will pump fuel and air to cracked line. Once the air is pushed out the engine will start. The engine will most likely run rough at first until all the air is out of the system. Once it starts, retighten the injector fuel line.
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Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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It did not work.
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 AT 12:32 PM
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Is fuel coming out of the injectors while cranking?
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 AT 2:04 PM
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Did you prime the fuel filter?
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Diesel all the way to the top filter will start and run for 30 or 40 seconds then dies again
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Thursday, September 8th, 2011 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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Seems there is still air trapped in system. Crack each injector individually till no more air is being pushed out of the injector to see if it works.
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Thursday, September 8th, 2011 AT 2:13 PM

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